The attorney for Anna Yocca, the Tennessee woman charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to terminate her pregnancy with a coat hanger, suggested his client has a history of mental illness.
More than 40 “friend of the court” briefs filed with the Roberts Court Monday push Justice Kennedy to extend the same concept of dignity to women that his opinions have shown to LGBTQ people.
Indiana has a 20-week abortion ban, but this proposed bill would ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually at six weeks’ gestation.
Like in many states with GOP-majority legislatures, anti-choice lawmakers in South Carolina have made life very difficult for those seeking abortions.
The requirements would mandate physicians follow outdated FDA protocol in administering abortion-inducing medications and would place additional admitting privilege requirements on physicians.
Missouri lawmakers, for example, have pre-filed at least seven bills to restrict reproductive rights.
The ruling is the latest effort by federal courts to protect the reproductive health-care provider from Republican political attacks.
New rules issued by the Texas Supreme Court are designed to make it impossible for minors to access an abortion, advocates claim.
The year will be remembered not only because 17 states enacted a total of 57 new abortion restrictions, but also because the politics of abortion ensnared family planning programs, providers, and life-saving fetal tissue research.
Prosecutors indicted Anna Yocca this month for illegally attempting to end her pregnancy herself.